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A 25-YEAR-OLD Marange Resources employee is in the intensive care unit at Mutare Central Hospital after reportedly being kidnapped and sexually abused by three women who had offered him a lift. The man, whose name cannot be revealed, was allegedly drugged before being kidnapped for two days.

The assailants are said to have been in the company of a man. Police in Mutare yesterday confirmed the incident and said no arrests have been made as investigations were in progress. It is alleged that last Wednesday, at around 8:57pm, the victim was at Fairbridge BP Service Station in Mutare looking for transport to Rusape.

He was offered a lift by the suspects who were travelling in a white Mercedes Benz, whose registration numbers are not known. According to police, the male suspect was driving the vehicle while the three were women were on the backseat. The driver stopped near Christmas Pass Hotel where the three women bought soft drinks.

They returned to the car with four cans and handed one to the victim. The can had already been opened and it is believed that the suspects had laced the drink with an unknown substance to drug the victim who later fell unconscious. When he regained consciousness, he discovered that he was in a dark room with his cellphone and US$200 missing.

SOURCE: myzimbabwe

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